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Lanzarote - Latest requirements / Covid-19 update


Below are the latest requirements from the various governments / states, it certainly is an ever changing landscape......................

The Spanish government has now categorised the UK as a "High risk" country, this is similar to being an amber country, as there is only one level higher , similar to the red category


What does this mean?

Visitors must complete the SPTH entry form (https://www.spth.gob.es) prior (no sooner than 48 hours) before arrival in Lanzarote. The system will then issue a QR code which can be shown on arrival. Suggest you print off a copy as well as having it on your smartphone

Visitors aged 12 and over will be asked to show one of the following on arrival into Lanzarote, and will also be asked to show the documents prior to boarding a fight to Lanzarote


1. An official document that proves you are fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain . Any vaccine will be admitted that has been authorised for commercial use by the EU (European Medicines Agency – EMA) and the WHO. The NHS app on your smartphone can be used- Suggest you print off a copy as well as having it on your smartphone

Scotland seems to be struggling with their NHS app and travellers need to request a certificate via the post

Ireland will allow travel from July 19 and will adopt the EU COVID-19 certificate to help citizens move more freely across the EU including Lanzarote


If you are unable to provide a Vaccination certificate you will need to provide


2. A negative test for active COVID-19 infection in the 48 hours prior to arrival in Lanzarote The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19) or Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)


3.An official medical certificate stating that you have recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after your first positive NAAT (PCR, TMA, LAMP) test. The certificate is valid for 180 days.


Summarise

The best hassle free option is to complete a Spanish entry form and have a vaccination certificate .....you are then good to go!!


Travelling back to UK - 5 Steps

1.Locator form can only be completed no sooner than 48 hours before arrival

2. You’ll need to book any tests you need to take before you complete the passenger locator form. Suggest you shop around to find the best price of Government approved providers while you are in Lanzarote, that way if there are any positive rule changes you can benefit

(Unfortunately if you are flying back to Scotland you have a choice of only one provider)

The next UK Goverment review is due July 15, however the rumour is, there will be an update next week


Unfortunately you must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.

- You will be required to isolate for 10 days at home

- Tests for day two and day eight of the isolation period,

- Children aged four and under do not need to take the day two or day eight tests.

Alternatively, people can pay for the Test to Release scheme to come out of quarantine early

Summarise

A five step process ............

1. PCR test before flight

2. Book test kits for when you get back

3. Complete locator form

4. Isolate for 10 days

5. Test on Day 2 and 8


Vaccinations in the Canary Islands

It has improved to where 39.1% of the population has now been double vaccinated, with over 50% of Lanzarote having been vaccinated


Active cases

In Lanzarote there are currently only 59 active cases which equates to 53 cases per 100,000 in the last 7 days, which has allowed Lanzarote to move to Level 1, which allows bars to stay open until 2am


If you are in need of a holiday Lanzarote and Villa Antonio would really welcome you

You can check availability for a risk free holiday via the link below

https://www.villaantonio.co.uk/availability


Lanzarote is waiting for you!

Villa Antonio Lanzarote accepts credit cards